Entries by Sifu Sonnenberg

Wing Tsun Arizona response to COVID-19

Wing Tsun Arizona is going into the second week without classes, trying to flatten the curve and keep from passing the COVID-19 virus strain around. We are working on the first video set illustrating some basic movements and wall bag training for member’s home practice. No date yet for resuming classes. We will keep you […]

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You will have a path to learning Wing Tsun

Maybe you have worked to get ahead in learning another martial art and maybe you regularly passed rank tests and moved up the ladder. However, maybe you had an uneasy feeling that you have not learned the fundamentals of the art. There may not be a self-defense application. Perhaps you cannot conceive of how these […]

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Empty Your Cup. What does it mean?

To “empty one’s cup” is a Zen philosophy phrase which means to get rid of preconceived ideas about what you think the martial art of Wing Tsun will be and move aside ideas that you have gained from another martial art. If your head is full of fixed ideas about other martial arts, you will […]

One Month Trial Offer Extended

Offer extended to April 30, 2020. Wing Tsun Arizona offers new students a great deal for your first month of two classes per week! Email us to get started with an appointment for a trial lesson. Click Schedule and fill out the form for an appointment. $55.00 is your cost for one month, no obligation. […]

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The Real Reality about Fight Training

Learning several martial arts simultaneously, all with different concepts and ideas regarding fighting and self-defense must be very confusing for a beginner. Learning a “deflecting hand,” for example, out of the context of its source art does not allow the student to understand its use. Many schools claim to teach students reality fighting. How real […]

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Iron Palm and Body

Some sports require a tough, if not an iron body, to withstand the level of punishment in multiple round matches or long sparring sessions. Conventional training might include weight training, abdominal exercise and medicine ball hits to the abdomen. Sometimes the training includes soaking the hands in brine (saltwater solution) to toughen the skin. This […]

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Martial Arts injuries

In learning how to defend yourself, it seems counter-intuitive to get injured on a regular basis when you are studying a self-defense system. You are trying to AVOID being injured if you are attacked! Injuries interfere with your advancement and continued training. Naturally the risk of injuries cannot be avoided completely. However, they can be […]

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Lots of Discussions on the Internet …

There are a lot of videos on the internet that go on and on about proper techniques and what works in a fight and what doesn’t. Some make very proper arguments about strength training and techniques training and how important strength is. Some criticize the soft arts like tai chi and aikido about their insistence […]